Sky Bergman

Sky Bergman is an accomplished, award-winning photographer. Lives Well Lived was Sky’s directorial debut.

Her fine art work is included in permanent collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library of France) in Paris. Her book, The Naked & The Nude: Images from the Sculpture Series, includes an introduction by Hèléne Pinet, curator of photography at the Rodin Museum in Paris. She has shot book covers for Random House and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., and magazine spreads that appeared in Smithsonian, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Reader’s Digest, and Archaeology Odyssey.

Sky Bergman was the former chair of the Art & Design department at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA (2007 – 2013) and is currently a Professor of Photography and Video where she has been teaching since 1995.

The Art of Storytelling


Learn to create and share meaningful stories.

Sky Bergman, director of the award-winning film, Lives Well Lived, currently available on PBS, Amazon, and iTunes will share some simple tips for collecting stories and the power of video. She will share her journey behind the scenes of making Lives Well Lived and talk about:

• strategies to encourage conversations and storytelling

• interview techniques, tips, and questions to start the conversation

• the importance of b-roll footage

• use of historical footage, how you find it, when and how to use it

• the key to good sound, lighting, and music.

General Session: Keynote

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